Artist talk: Société Réaliste

Friday, January 25, 2008, 8 p.m.

POLISTERIES – a lecture by Société Réaliste

On the occasion of Société Réaliste's participation in the exhibition
Conspire..., Transmediale 08, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Opening January 29, 2008, 7 p.m.

A stere is an old measurement unit, coming from the greek -stereos-, which means "a volume of solid matter". Societe Realiste will use this notion to relate,

  • on one hand, the work established by its Ministère de l'Architecture about blocks as a perception unit (see MA: Volksballast der Republik); membranes as a territorial device between various kind of steres  (see: MA: Deuxième Contact); the relation between a practical discipline and a work volume (see: MA:Volksballast der Republik (The Seminar))
  • on the other, the exploration of "steres of utopia" by Le Producteur, the 2008 political transitions collection of Societe Realiste's Trend Bureau Transitioners

Société Réaliste is a Paris-based cooperative created by Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy in June 2004. This cooperative manages the development of several research and economical structures in fields such as territorial ergonomy, experimental economy, political design or counter-strategy. Société Réaliste is researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. The cooperative is represented by gallery Martine Aboucaya, Paris.

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